Charles Henry Webb

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Charles Henry Webb (January 24, 1834, Rouse's Point, New York – May 24, 1905) was an American poet, author and journalist.

Born in New York, Webb spent three years at sea, and was then taken on by The New York Times. He later moved to California, worked as a journalist on the San Francisco Bulletin and was an editor of The Californian.[1] He published a number of parodies and poems. He died in New York on May 24, 1905.


  • Our Friend from Victoria (Drama, 1865)
  • Arrah-na-Poke (Drama, 1865)
  • Liffith Lank, or Lunacy (1867), a parody of Charles Reade’s Griffith Gaunt[1]
  • St. Twelmo, or the Cuneiform Cyclopedist of Chattanooga (1868), a parody of Augusta Evans Wilson’s St. Elmo[1]
  • John Paul's Book: Moral and Instructive: Consisting of Travels, Tales, Poetry, and Like Fabrications (1874)
  • The Wickedest Woman in New York (1875)
  • Parodies, Prose, and Verse (1876)
  • Sea-Weed and what we seed: my Vacation at Long Branch and Saratoga (1876)
  • Vagrom Verse (1889)
  • With Lead and Line along Varying Shores: A Book of Poems (1901)


  1. ^ a b c Webb, Charles Henry (John Paul) (1834-) from The vault at Pfaffs